The Most Tech-Savvy Cities

Government Technology and the Center for Digital Government announced the top-ranked municipalities from their 2010 Digital Cities Survey, which quantifies the impacts of cities' IT efforts.

Boston; Richmond, Virginia; and Pueblo and Castle Rock, Colorado topped the 10th annual list in their respective population size categories. Colorado cities were the strongest across the board of any state, which Matt Williams attributes to strong collaboration among local governments.

The recession has reshaped how cities think about information technology projects, writes Williams:

"Not so long ago, governments could justify spending on e-government if it made lives easier and more convenient, or if it allowed a new service that was previously impossible. Now it's not so simple, thanks to the struggling economy. Today, showing that a project delivers 'hard-dollar' returns has become more important."

Full Story: 2010 Digital Cities Survey Winners Announced

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